Education, Culture and Society Goldsmiths, University of London


This degree will develop your knowledge of the education system in the UK and beyond. You'll enter into key debates about policy issues with a focus on social justice and equality, and understand education from a multidisciplinary perspective.

You'll gain an in depth understanding about the role of education in diverse societies in the UK and beyond. Plus, you'll be thinking critically about the ways people are excluded from education and society, and explore possible reasons and alternatives.

This degree is the unique in the way it focuses on creativity and social justice and inclusion. You'll be able to look at the ways digital media and film, music and visual arts can influence education and society. And you'll also be looking at a broad range of social justice themes and ideas, including gender in the early years, alternatives to schooling, mental health and wellbeing and institutional racism.

Why study BA Education, Culture & Society at Goldsmiths?

  • We offer you the opportunity to take up accredited placements at a range of organisations involving anything from working on literacy with Bengali women to developing educational materials at a city farm or putting together an art exhibition at a pupil referral unit for excluded secondary school students. Through these placements, we help you both develop your own future career and make a positive impact on your local community.

  • Do you already work in an education or community setting? We work with you so that you can use this as key information to inform your studies. For their assignments, past students have interviewed young people they have been supporting and have created resources for children with special educational needs from countries where they have connections, such as Ghana and Slovakia.

  • You'll be taught by staff who are experts in their field.

  • You'll have the chance to study abroad for one term in China or Luxembourg

  • We offer support for your personal and career development through our personal progress programme, supported by staff in the department and the College, through tutorials and workshops which will help you to reflect on your personal, academic and employment goals and support you in developing your communication skills

  • We encourage discussion, debate and critical reflection, and will help you relate theory to real-life experiences

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